Eduardo Zamacois Y Zabela was born in Bilbao, Spain in 1842. He began his art studies with Balaca and Madraz at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid. Zamacois was a student of Meissonier in Paris, and later with Mariano Fortuny. Eduardo Zamacois exhibited in Madrid (Exhibition National) in 1860, and then in Paris at the Paris Salon in 1863. He was awarded medals for his art win 1863, 1864, and 1867.
Eduardo Zamacois y Zabela, like Meissonier, was known for his historical and genres scenes, painted with fine details. His works at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, as well as in Madrid, New York and Washington, D.C. According to Benezit’s, a painting by Zamacois sold for over $130,000 at auction in New York in 1997.